Luxetips Events! Art Basel Featuring Artist Fahamu Pecou at Pulse Miami!
I have known Fahamu for sometime while living in Atlanta. He has always created amazing art pieces and is just a genuinely nice guy! So it has been a joy to see him get much deserved recognition over the years. He has become one of the most sought after African-American artists in the world. Fabulous!
Fahamu’s work was showing at the Lyons Wier Gallery at Pulse Miami. I was able to see some of his famous pieces and squeeze in a few questions about his journey as an artist.
Amazingly, before going to see Fahamu and his collection, I had just left a panel entitled, “Designing an Empire,” at the Vanity Fair Social Club, with the uber fab set director of the hit television show, Empire. She was discussing her extensive use of African-American Art and artists as part of the show’s set. And guess who’s work she discussed and featured: Fahamu Pecou.
So the first question I asked Fahamu was how did this wonderful opportunity occur? He said Empire creator and director Lee Daniels, put out a call for African-American art and his manager answered the call and his work was chosen. I then asked him how did the opportunity for his work to be featured on the ABC show Blackish occur? He said they called him. Love it!
I asked Fahamu about the demand for his work since his features on Empire and Blackish. He said demand for his work has been phenomenal and he is constantly working and creating new pieces. He recently moved into a secret location studio so he can really focus and continue to create the pieces we so desperately want. You gotta love a man dedicated to his craft!
Seeing Fahamu and his collection was such a fun experience. It is always good to see someone from your hometown soar!
ABOUT FAHAMU PECOU
Fahamu Pecou is a visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and academic work addresses concerns around contemporary representations of Black masculinity and how these images impact both the reading and performance of Black masculinity.
Currently a Ph.D. student in Emory University’s Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA), Pecou maintains an active exhibition schedule as well as public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums nationwide.
His work is featured in noted private and public national and international collections including; Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Societe Generale (Paris), Nasher Museum at Duke University, The High Museum of Art, Paul R. Jones Collection, Clark Atlanta University Art Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.